VIDEO: Cop Tells Felon 'You Reach For That Gun, I'll Blow Your Brains Out' - He Does So...

Kettering Police officer Jonathon McCoy gave about 30 commands...

Kettering, Ohio – Kettering Police officer Jonathon McCoy gave about 30 commands to the occupants of a car he pulled over before firing nine shots and killing a felon who had a gun sticking out of his pants. (Video below)

The Kettering Police released video of the Aug. 27 incident, according to The Dayton Daily News. The newspaper reported one of the commands Officer McCoy gave Jason Hoops before shooting him was, “You reach for that gun, I will blow your brains out, do you f------ understand me?”

Kettering Police Chief Chip Protsman said Officer McCoy told Hoops six times to get his hands up, six times to put his hands on the dash, four times not to move, twice not to reach for the gun, twice not to do anything stupid and four times to relax.

Chief Protsman said Hoops was a felon and was prohibited from carrying a firearm. And police also have a signed statement from someone who said Hoops said he was not going back prison and “was willing to take out any cop that he had to.”

The incident began as a traffic stop and Officer McCoy noticed the gun sticking out of the pants of Hoops.

“We know there was a physical confrontation where the officer reached in and grabbed hold of Mr. Hoops’ right arm, trying to stop him from reaching down towards the gun,” Protsman said, according to the Dayton Daily News. “This continues for a little bit.”

“We now know through the investigation that Mr. Hoops pulled his hand away from him and then reached down for the gun, and the officer stepped back, and that’s when the shots were fired,” Chief Protsman said.

The female driver and other male in the van could be heard telling Hoops, “Jason, please don’t do it” and “it’s just not worth it,” Chief Protsman said.

There will be a criminal investigation of the shooting and the grand jury process initiated as well as an internal probe, Chief Protsman said. Officer McCoy would remain on administrative duty until the grand jury process was complete, the newspaper reported.

“What I’ve seen in this video, I’m pretty confident in saying that this officer did a very good job on this stop,” Protsman said.

You can see the video of the shooting below:

Comments (23)
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Betts1221
Betts1221

The officer was within his rights to protect himself. This is what happens when you don't do what the officer tells you.

Rufina
Rufina

This officer is going home tonight, Thank God. and Bless all our LEO's out there keeping us safe.

Milman
Milman

Language doesn't matter when your life is on the line and adrenaline brings out the most basic language! This guy was told exactly what would happen but did not listen. Cop did an excellent job.

13bravo
13bravo

Working at dispatch, this is what we all fear. Glad pd is safe and not physically injured

jmac731976
jmac731976

I am guessing this criminal was not familiar with Newton's Third Law.

Nielkyleevankate
Nielkyleevankate

I swear I don't know where these officers get the nerve to show up for work every day

Teri Lynn
Teri Lynn

It makes you sick that this felon forced the officer to defend his life. I’m so glad this officer’s response was professional & he wasn’t injured.

With regards to whomever was offended my the officers language, perhaps you’d share with us proper protocol when your life is threatened. No?

Jnguli
Jnguli

This officer deserves all the.best for doing his.job right. I do not even kniw why ges been put on administrative leave!... He should be made to feel safe and important that he did gis job and that citizens thank him for standing with the law. Period.

Mschanz
Mschanz

Great job to the Officer! Kept his composer and used great judgement!

AndyD1134
AndyD1134

A simple lesson to all the bad asses who think they dont have to obey the commands given by police officers. He got what he deserved. Natural selection of the braindead morons

Bstn199
Bstn199

For anyone thinking that this was an easy decision for this officer is foolish, this video shows his fear, you hear the adrenaline and fear just by the officers breathing when situation began to escalate, the man in the car could have & should have complied immediatly and this shooting never would have happened. If the IA board etc finds it anything but justafiable I will be horrified & appalled.

JackMroz
JackMroz

It sure seemed like a long time for his backup to finally arrive...

shooter
shooter

Good shooting, nothing to see here, move along.

Ace17
Ace17

Great article Blue

jbowen23
jbowen23

One thing: The video does not show what race the suspect is......my point: IT DOESN'T MATTER. If your stupid enough to pull a gun on a Police Officer, then you deserve exactly what he got. Good shoot.

jimmer1
jimmer1

‘Hoops said he wasn’t going back to prison and was willing to take out any cop he had to’

Why does it never read ‘Hoops said he wasn’t going back to prison and was willing to obey every law he had to’

But no, no. Cops and the prison system are the problem right?

Patmandy
Patmandy

I've seen this before.

Morgan Ray
Morgan Ray

I bet he never tries that again.